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The Korean Journal of Cytopathology 1996;7(2): 225-229.
Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Acinic Cell Carcinoma of the Parotid Gland: A Case Report.
Seok Hoon Jeon, Seung Sam Paik, Won Mi Lee, Moon Hyang Park, Jung Dal Lee
Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Korea.
ABSTRACT
We experienced a case of well-differentiated acinic cell carcinoma of the parotid gland in a 65 year-old woman, which was correctly diagnosed preoperatively by fine needle aspiration(FNA) cytology. FNA cytology smears showed clusters or sheets of monomorphic acinic cells having reticulated or finely vacuolated basophilic or acidophilic cytoplasm. The cellular population was homogeneous or slightly polymorphic, having centrally located, round nuclei with finely reticular chromatin and incon- spicuous nucleoli. Herein we report this case with its histologic features and review of literatures.
Key Words: Acinic cell carcinoma; Salivary gland; Aspiration cytology